Mark Danner

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Why do people hardly even talk about all the car plants Trump has brought to Michigan?
October 21, 2020

Interview with Terrence McNally on Free Forum. 
What will Trump do if there's a terror attack? 
July 22, 2017
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December 22, 2016
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All American elections tend to be touted as historic, for all American culture tends toward the condition of hype. Flummoxing, then, to be confronted with a struggle for political power in which, for once, all is at stake. We have long since forfeited the words to confront it, rendering superlatives threadbare, impotent. No accident that among so many other things Donald J. Trump is the Candidate of Dead Words, spewing “fantastic” and “amazing” and “huge” in all directions, clogging the airtime broadcasters have lavished upon him with a deadening rhetoric reminiscent of the raving man hunched beside you on the bar stool. “This country is a disaster.” “We’re in big trouble, folks.” “Our leaders don’t know what they’re doing.” Or his favorite declarative closer to those 140-character Twitter dispatches that form the campaign’s anti-poetry, “Sad!” It is our loss that Mario Cuomo, who famously offered that “you campaign in poetry; you govern in prose,” is no longer here to enlighten us about in what, if we campaign in tweets and dead superlatives, we are destined to govern.
November 10, 2016

On the September 16th edition of Your Call, for the Friday media roundtable, Rose Aguilar continues the conversation with Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

September 16, 2016
TRANSCRIPT   |   Telluride FilmWatch

As a resident curator of the Telluride Film Festival, Mark Danner travels to Colorado each Labor Day to speak with some of the world's most creative and accomplished filmmakers. At TFF2016, Danner presented a tribute to Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain and led an on-stage interview with him. 
September 04, 2016

For the Friday media roundable on the August 5, 2016 edition of KALW's Your Call, Rose Aguilar has a conversation with veteran journalist Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

August 05, 2016

Join the World Affairs Council and Mark Danner, author of “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War,” for a conversation about how the United States found itself on a “permanent war footing” and what that means for our role in the world. As part of World Affairs "Engage" series, this event features a post-discussion Q&A, when the audience will have the chance to participate directly with the speaker. Moderated by Nancy A. Jarvis, Attorney at Farrand Cooper, P.C.

July 29, 2016
AUDIO   |   This is Hell! with Chuck Mertz

WNUR's Chuck Mertz interviews Mark Danner about how America's post 9/11 military actions spiraled out of control, creating and then provoking new partners in conflict around the globe while degrading human rights and increasing militarization domestically. 

July 09, 2016

Since 9/11, the United States has been led by presidents with a firm mandate to quash terrorism. But according to UC Berkeley professor Mark Danner, America’s wars in the Middle East have spiraled out of control: worldwide deaths attributed to terrorism have spiked by more than 4000 percent since 9/11, several countries have plunged into civil war and the U.S. is in a seemingly endless campaign of drone strikes. In Danner’s new book, “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War” he presents a damning analysis of the past two administrations and sheds light on how the next president could possibly change things for the better.

June 21, 2016

The massacre in an Orlando gay nightclub has focused presidential candidates back onto the so-called War on Terrorism or “the new face of the war on terror.”  This war is now in its fifteenth year and what at one time seemed to be exceptional is now the normal.

KPFA's Mitch Jesenich leads a conversation with veteran journalist Mark Danner, who argues in his book "Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War," that the 15-year long war on terror appears to have no end in sight. Fear has created what Danner calls the sense of “permanent emergency” among the American public and administration alike in keeping the wars in the Middle East percolating.

June 14, 2016

Scheer: Intelligence: "Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War," with Mark Danner and Robert Scheer

From The legendary Robert Scheer has covered wars, politics, international relations and social issues for decades. His new podcast, "Scheer Intelligence," features provocative conversations with leading thinkers of our times. This event's podcast interview will be Mark Danner – acclaimed journalist, UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor and MacArthur Fellow. Danner will talk about what he calls the "Forever War," triggered by 9/11, a spiral out of which we seem unable to escape. 
June 07, 2016
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Like Hercules, Donald Trump is a work of fiction
May 11, 2016

An exhibit and Q&A session with photographer Maggie Steber, moderated by Mark Danner. 
April 14, 2016

From Bard's Human Rights Project website, "Nuruddin Farah is an internationally renown novelist and essayist, who has been exiled from his home country of Somalia since the 1970s. He has written 12 novels which have been translated into over twenty languages (and counting), dozens of short stories, and  countless essays and opinion pieces for publications all over the world. Nuruddin Farah has been on the faculty at Bard College as Distinguished Professor of Literature since the fall of 2013. This episode originally aired on Robin Hood Radio on Friday, January 23rd, 2015."

January 23, 2015

Mark Danner discusses the creation of the Islamic State with KPFK's Ian Masters on Background Briefing With Ian Masters. 
December 14, 2014
TRANSCRIPT   |   Telluride FilmWatch

Mark Danner discusses the film, Rosewater with Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahrani and Gael Garcia Bernal at the Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO. 
August 31, 2014

Mark Danner discusses the Massacre of El Mozote in Warsaw, Poland for the Kapuscinski Prize. May 22nd, 2014. 
May 22, 2014

Mark Danner speaks with Andrei Soldatov, Alexander Tcherkasov, Sergey Kovalev, and Varvara Parkhomenko at the Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia. 
May 19, 2014
ARTICLE   |   The New York Review of Books

Part II in Mark Danner's latest series on Dick Cheney.
March 17, 2014

"We’ll discuss  media coverage of Senator Dianne Feinstein accusing the CIA of spying on a Senate panel. How are the media linking the latest revelations to the NSA’s mass surveillance program? We’ll also discuss the renewed protests in Turkey. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel, investigative journalist and author Mark Danner and the Times of London’s Turkey correspondent Alex Christie-Miller". 
March 14, 2014
AUDIO   |   The New York Review of Books

As the New York Review of Books turns 50, its founding editor speaks with Review contributor Mark Danner about the poetry of Twitter, hiding the Pentagon Papers, and how his journal of ideas emerged from the flood of "little magazines" as possibly the unlikeliest success story in publishing.
April 07, 2013

A discussion with Ziad Doueiri, Ben Affleck, Dror Moreh, Joshua Oppenheimer, Mark Danner, and Michael Winterbottom. Moderated by Annette Insdorf. Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO. September 2, 2012. 
September 02, 2012

Mark Danner discusses the work and legacy of Ryszard Kapuscinski with Sarah L'Estrange on The Book Show.
April 14, 2010

Mark Danner discusses his book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, with Mitch Jesserich on Pacifica's Letters to Washington.
April 12, 2010

A powerful report on Haiti's tragedy, with never-before-seen footage of the moments after the quake. What can be done now -- and who will do it?  Mark Danner speaks about Haiti's history and politics.
April 08, 2010

Mark Danner experiences a full minute of freefall over Queenstown, New Zealand, while on a book tour discussing his book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War.
March 04, 2010

In this conversation presented by the Wheeler Centre, acclaimed journalist and author Mark Danner discusses his new book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, with Fran Kelly  of ABC Radio National. 

Stripping Bare the Body shows at close hand how terrorism works and how war looks and smells and feels. Drawing on rich narratives of politics and violence and war from around the world, Stripping Bare the Body is a moral history of American power during the last quarter-century, as told by one of the world's leading writers.
February 19, 2010

Mark Danner discusses his new book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, with Amy Goodman, host and co-founder of Democracy Now! at Tishman Auditorium, The New School, New York, on October 15, 2009.
October 15, 2009

Mark Danner debates Leon Wieseltier, Swarthmore College.
November 10, 2003

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